Canadian artist Roadsworth transforms streets into art

A few years ago Boing Boing shared this documentary about Canadian street artist Peter Gibson a.k.a. Roadsworth, and his Instagram account offers a treasure trove of more his work. Many of Gibson’s designs are politically pointed. As his captions explain, his street murals touch on everything from the refugee crisis to commercialism:

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A new record: As of today, the UN has counted 65 million refugees in the world. I painted this last week as part of @muralfestival in collaboration with @amnistie_canadafr , in recognition of this tragic fact. Walls and fences are for painting and climbing not for dividing and obstructing. #amnistie_canadafr #muralfestival #refugee crisis

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only 3 days left to satisfy the corporate overlords...bah humbug

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But other pieces are more fanciful and playful, like this squirrel that appears to be darting down the road:

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Giant squirrel in Indianapolis. Thanks to Kurt @bigcarpix for putting this together

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Some of my favorite designs are below, and you can find the full collection of street art, as well as Gibson's other work, on his Roadsworth Instagram account.

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Rope bridge spanning a road in Indianapolis. Bringing attention to Indianapolis' waterways. Thanks @bigcarpix and the wonderful peeps of Indy

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Washed Up from 2010

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Human assembly line

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In Quebec they call potholes "nid de poules" or chicken's nests

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Bike trail trails #bike path #Sweden

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Bike path aerial #Halmstad#dronephoto#bike path

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[via The Laughing Squid]